MALL ST. VINCENT originated with this circa-1961 Sears. The 292,000 square foot shopping center was added to the north side of the building.
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Built in the South Highlands section of Shreveport, the mall was anchored by the aforementioned Sears and Shreveport-based Palais Royal. It encompassed approximately 440,000 leasable square feet and housed over sixty stores and services.
By the late 1980s, MALL ST. VINCENT was in a downward spiral. This was brought on by road construction in the vicinity of the shopping complex and competition from the new PIERRE BOSSIER ("bow-jur") MALL. A major renovation was done at MALL ST. VINCENT, which replaced a vacant north anchor store with a brand new Dillard's.